This is BLJ Community's annual fundraiser, it helps offset some of the equipment and staffing costs that are not covered by our annual dues. We work hard to keep our dues affordable and that means that we have to actively fund raise. It is imperative that we keep up with the constant repairs that our fleet requires due to the high usage from our growing community, so that we can continue to provide access to all in the great sport of rowing. The Derby party takes place at Strangeloves, which is owned and operated by Leigh Maida, a longtime BLJ Community Rower, and it really is a stellar venue. This event is fun filled with Derby Hats available to rent for the evening and some good old fashioned horse betting. This fun filled event is becoming a crowd favorite and we couldn't be happier. Tickets are available for purchase here.